Mariano and Becky Proto – Church Planting in Uruguay

God has burdened our hearts to reach lost souls for Christ in the land of Uruguay. To that end we joined the GMSA in 2007, arriving on the field in 2011.

Mariano’s Testimony: I grew up in a Catholic home. My parents always taught me to do right, and I thought because of that I would go to heaven. One day I met a missionary and he explained to me the plan of salvation through the Bible. That day I realized that I was a lost sinner and Christ would save me if I believed what He had done for me on the Cross of Calvary. On January 5, 1992, I was saved (Romans 10:9)

Becky’s Testimony: I had the privilege of being brought up in a Christian family. I heard the Word of God at home, at church, and later at the Christian school that I attended. It was at the age of 8 that I finally realized that even though my entire family was saved, I attended church regularly, and I tried my best to be “good” that none of these things would get me to Heaven. At age 8 I asked Jesus to forgive me my sins, and I accepted Him as my Savior.

We are currently serving as church planters in the city of Carmelo, Uruguay. It is our desire to establish a Bible New Testament church. We are presently in the beginning stages of planting the church. We launched our first church service in March of 2017. Mariano also has the opportunity to be part of the leadership at FEBU (Bible Institute in Montevideo). He leads the mission trips that the students take and teaches a few classes. 

See more pictures on our FaceBook page: Iglesia Biblica Comunidad Carmelo